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Gas leak suspected in home explosion overnight; no one hurt

By Staff

A suspected gas leak caused a home in the 500 block of 30 Road to explode overnight, according to the Clifton Fire Protection District. Officials said there were no injuries, despite the fact that one homeowner was at the property when the ...

Colorado debuts driverless truck to protect road crews

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado’s transportation agency began using a driverless truck on Friday that is designed to protect highway work crews from oncoming traffic. The truck is officially known as an Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle, but ...

Rockies back Marquez with 3 HRs, beat Brewers 8-4

By The Associated Press

DENVER — German Marquez got hit hard at times on Friday night. Nothing like the shelling Milwaukee starter Matt Garza took, though. Charlie Blackmon hit his sixth leadoff home run of the season, Marquez won for the first time in three ...


Crazy ideas

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

A conversation with a bookseller  ...


Hope dims for the shadeless

By Amy Hamilton

If you’re trying to find protective glasses to watch Monday’s near-total solar eclipse, you might have to open a vein to snag a pair. Wait, even that plan dried up. Folks trying to get a pair of the cheaply made but coveted ...

Pugliese: Trump listening to wide America

By Gary Harmon

The Trump administration has done something its predecessor never did: Listen to local government officials, Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese said Friday. While federal law requires that local officials be allowed to comment on various ...

Brief, Aug. 19, 2017

By Staff

Inmate at Delta jail dies at hospital A Montrose County Jail inmate who was found “unresponsive” in his cell early Friday morning was taken to a local hospital where he died, according to Montrose County officials. The inmate, ...

Confusion in Orchard Mesa case

By Erin McIntyre

Two men involved in a reported shooting on Orchard Mesa early Friday were arrested later that day as the investigation into what prompted the 911 call continued. Jaben Lawson, 27, and Christopher Lashbrook, 38, were arrested Friday afternoon ...

Candidate launches bid 
for Mesa County clerk

By Gary Harmon

A Grand Junction real estate broker on Friday announced her bid for Mesa County clerk and recorder, saying she would emphasize transparency and efficiency in the office that operates the Department of Motor Vehicles. Tina Peters is the first ...

Blotter, Aug. 19, 2017

By Staff

DUI checkpoint planned A DUI checkpoint is planned for this evening at the east entrance of Colorado National Monument, according to the National Park Service, who will be conducting the sobriety checkpoint with the Colorado State ...

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